Category Archives: architecture

The Joys of Decalcomania…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: accrescent, accourt, accloy, accasiaccatura, acates, accoy and butter-bump. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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A linocut from last year…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is ‘Quarry’ (or quarrel). A small diamond-shaped pane with which medieval windows were glazed. The term can also apply to any small quadrangular opening in the tracery of a window. I have one … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 16…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: brackish, raffish, unifilar, opprobrious, dissilient, xenogenetic and blunt. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This is not art… Well, I suppose my photograph of it is, but not this piece of architecture itself. When it was … Continue reading

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Trains, art, a boon, a weir, and Tim Robbins…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: boomerang brown, fidgety fawn, angry auburn, ragged red, platonic purple, tantalising taupe, and gnarled green. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I recently heard of the existence of the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, Yorkshire; it is … Continue reading

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The embarrassed bird…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: throbbing, basifixed, batholithic, lozenged, principial, recrudescent, and bouncy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, well, he’s certainly a bit tarnished, and he looks really fed up, but I’m sure he’s trying to put a brave … Continue reading

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Drama on the bus, and in the cafe…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Queen-post – One of a pair of upright posts placed symmetrically on a tie-beam (or collar-beam), connecting it with the rafters above. I don’t really know what this means, but I just … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise on the streets…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is wind-brace – in a roof, a short, usually arched, brace connecting the purlin with the principal rafter and the wall plate, and fixed against the rafters. Good, I’m glad we have that … Continue reading

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